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Overhauling the V.A.

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald announces major changes aimed at improving medical services for veterans.

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Scrubs go high-tech

New medical scrubs use copper ions to help prevent infection.

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Studying the criminal mind

The University of New Mexico is looking for differences in psychopathic minds using inmate volunteers.

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Detergent pod dangers

New research finds thousands of children have been exposed to toxic chemicals from laundry detergent pods since they were introduced.

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How to avoid Ebola quarantines

In 2014, we must evaluate laws, treatments and public health measures and adapt them to the times. We must ask if the ancient measure of qua…

Dr. Doug Stein performs a vasectomy on the first annual World Vasectomy Day in 2013.

Why we need World Vasectomy Day

From a medical perspective, a vasectomy is a simple procedure that takes about 15 minutes. And yet, even though modern techniques require ne…

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The changing face of dining out

“Fast casual” restaurants are rapidly replacing fast food as the quick dining destinations of choice.

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Preparing for Ebola

Medical staff at Washington’s Joint Base Lewis McChord are training for the possibility of Ebola patients.